Iberia plane crashes
The following are significant events involving the airline or its subsidiares since 1970. The numbered events are those involving at least one airline passenger death where the aircraft flight had a direct or indirect role, and where at least one of the dead passengers was not a stowaway, hijacker, or saboteur.
- 7 January 1972; Iberia Caravelle; EC-ATV, flight IB602; Ibiza, Spain: The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from Valencia to Ibiza, Spain, and into the slopes of a 1,250 foot (380 meter) mountain during approach. At the time of the crash, there were visual approach in daylight conditions, but with broken clouds between 800 and 1,600 feet (240 to 480 meters). All six crew members and 98 passengers were killed.
- 5 March 1973; Iberia DC9-32; EC-BII; flight IB504; Nantes, France:
The aircraft was on a scheduled international flight from Palma de Mallorca, Spain to London, England.
The aircraft had a midair collision with a Spantax Convair 990 that was also heading to London.
In spite of the loss of a portion of its left wing, the Spantax aircraft was able to carry about an emergency landing at a nearby military base.
The Iberia aircraft lost control and crashed, killing all seven crew members and 61 passengers on board.
There were no fatalities on the Spantax aircraft.
DC9 plane crashes
17 December 1973; EC-CBN; flight IB933; Iberia DC10-30; Boston, MA: The aircraft was on a scheduled international flight from Madrid, Spain to Boston, MA. The aircraft encountered a wind shear condition during approach, and struck approach lights about 500 feet short of the threshold and also collided with a dike, shearing off the right main landing gear. The aircraft came to a stop about 3,000 feet down the runway. None of the 14 crew members or 154 passeners were killed.
DC10 plane crashes
- 7 December 1983; Iberia 727-200; EC-CFJ; flight IB350; Madrid, Spain:
The aircraft was on a scheduled international flight from Madrid, Spain to Rome, Italy.
During takeoff under foggy conditions, the aircraft struck an Aviaco DC9 that had not been cleared onto the runway, and both aircraft caught fire.
One of the nine crew members and 50 of the 84 passengers on the 727 were killed.
All five crew members and 37 passengers on the DC9 were also killed.
Boeing 727 plane crashes
Douglas DC9 plane crashes
- 19 February 1985; Iberia 727-200; EC-DDU; flight IB610; Madrid, Spain:
The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from Madrid to Bilbao, Spain.
During the approach, the crew interpreted an altitude alert warning as an approach mode alert, and continued the descent until the aircraft crashed into high ground near the top of a mountain.
All seven crew members and 141 passengers were killed.
Boeing 727 plane crashes
9 November 2007; Iberia A340-600; EC-JOH; flight IB6463; Quito, Ecuador: The aircraft was on a scheduled international flight from Madrid, Spain to Quito, Ecuador, and experienced at least one burst tire after landing. The aircraft overran the runway, coming to rest with the two left engines on the ground. None of the 14 crew members or 345 passengers were killed.
Airbus A340 plane crashes
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